Windows 11 is now available to download

Windows 11 is now available for download and installation on your computer. Microsoft has begun rolling out the software upgrade to eligible machines in most parts of the world starting on October 5 in each time zone. The upgrade will be available starting on October 5 in each time zone.

Those of you who live in India will be able to easily check the Windows Update settings on your computer to see if Windows 11 is currently available. However, take in mind that your computer must be compatible. The official debut of Windows 11-powered PCs and laptops will still take place on October 5, which is later this afternoon.

The entire Windows 11 user experience puts you closer to what you love, empowers you to produce, and motivates you to create,” says Microsoft. It is possible to feel calm and open when using Windows 11. It provides you with a comfortable environment that feels like home. You can be confident in its security, and everything has been built to be centered on you,” said Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer for Windows and devices.

However, according to the system requirements for the new software, only new hardware will be eligible for the free Windows 11 upgrade, contrary to Microsoft’s claim that only existing computers will be eligible. Many hundreds of PCs will be unable to run Windows 10 due to the fact that they have an out-of-date processor, which will prevent them from being supported by Windows 11. Panay is optimistic that all Windows 10 devices with a compatible CPU will “be offered the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022,” according to Panay.

To determine whether your PC satisfies the system requirements for Windows 11, you can use the PC Health Check program, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft website. The application — which was recently re-published after it was discovered to have misled its customers the first time it was launched — will explain to you in detail why your PC is or is not supported by Windows 11, depending on its configuration.

The most significant prerequisite for Windows 11 compatibility is TPM 2.0, which is a security standard that Microsoft requires to be activated on your CPU in order for it to work properly. Some older CPUs are capable of doing so, but it is typically deactivated by default. Brands such as Asus and Acer have just begun releasing BIOS upgrades that allow TPM 2.0 on qualifying CPUs, so it is feasible that your PC will be able to support Windows 11 if the CPU is not too old.

Genuine Windows 10 customers will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 at no cost. However, if you are currently using Windows 7 or a prior version, you may be required to purchase Windows 11. However, there are various methods available on the internet for obtaining Windows 10 for free, which implies that once you obtain Windows 10, Windows 11 will also be available for free. Those purchasing new PCs from manufacturers like as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and Samsung will receive Windows 11 pre-installed on their devices.

The recently introduced Xiaomi and Realme laptops, such as the Mi Notebook Ultra, Mi NoteBook Pro, and Realme Book Slim, are all eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade. Other eligible laptops include the Mi Notebook Air and Mi Notebook Pro. So if you’ve recently purchased one of these computers, you can start using Windows 11 straight immediately. Ensure that you have a secure backup of your data before beginning the upgrade procedure. It also necessitates the use of a reliable internet connection.